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Re: How to set parameter in query before results are being shown in subform

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Domac, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Domac

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    Domac wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > Problem is that i would like to set parameter value in code so
    > subform can update its contents depending on parameter value.
    >
    > I have a query that uses parameter "[year]", how to set value to that
    > parameter in my Form_Load event???
    >
    > Thanks
    > Domac
     
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  3. Marshall Barton

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    Domac wrote:
    >> Problem is that i would like to set parameter value in code so
    >> subform can update its contents depending on parameter value.
    >>
    >> I have a query that uses parameter "[year]", how to set value to that
    >> parameter in my Form_Load event???



    You can not set a parameter prompt value in code. The whole
    idea of using a parameter prompt is to ask the user for a
    value.

    Try using a text box on the form as the parameter. Instead
    of the query using a criteria of [Year], it would be
    something like:
    Forms!theform.thetextbox

    This way you can set the text box's value and then requery
    the subform:
    Me.thetextbox = 2004
    Me.subformcontrol.Form.Requery

    BUT, this is normally not the best way to restrict the
    records in a subform. The Link Master/Child Fileds property
    are the usual way to syncronize a subform with a value on
    the main form.

    --
    Marsh
    MVP [MS Access]
     
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